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24. At Mirzapore, Emily, the second daughter of W. H. Woodcock, Esq. B. C. S. aged 2 years and 9 months. 26. Mr. J. Wolff, of the Ship Hercules, aged 42 years.

Mr. R. Webb, of the Ship Juliana, aged 28 years. 27. Mr. T. Thompson, second mate of the Hooghly, aged 28 years.

Mrs. Sarah Tyne, widow of the late Mr. A. Tyne, aged 32 years. 28. At Berhampore, Lydia Elizabeth, wife of Capt. J. L. Lavoisne, H. M. Buffs. JUNE.

2. At the General Hospital, after an illness of only 48 hours of Brain Fever, Mr. E. W. Goode, aged 34 years, late a Lieut. in H. M. 14th Regt. of Foot. 3. Mr. J. Cook, Livery Stable-keeper, aged 38 years.

At Dacca, the infant son of Thos. Richardson, Esq. C. S. aged 20 days. 4. At Bandab, Leslie Alexander, the intant son of Lieut. and Brevet Capt. A. Mercer, 70th Regt. N. I. aged 5 months and 28 days.

At Dum Dum, Alfred Hutton, the infant son of J. Becher, Esq. Ass. Surgeon. 5. Caroline Sophia, tbe wife of C. Cowles, Esq. Port Master at Diamond Harbour, aged 33 years. 7. Mrs. F. De Vine, wife of Mr. P. J. DeVine, aged 45 years.

Lieut. R. Birch, H. M. 49th Regiment.

At Sultangunge, of Cholera, J. Buntine, Esq. aged 35 years. 9. Mr. E. Jones,

Assistant to W. Storm, Esq. aged 24 years, 11 months, and 12 days. Mr. A. J. Mendles, Assistant in the Military Department, aged 29 years, 10 months. 10. W. Samuel, son of Mr. J. D'Santos, aged 4 years and 2 months. U. Miss Matilda Cox, aged 24 years.

Mrs. Thomas, wife of the Rev. J. Thomas, Baptist Missionary, Howrah.

Mr. G. Dreskell, late an Assistant to Messrs. Mackintosh and Co. at Cossypoor Paper Manufactory, aged 42 years.

15. At Benares, of Cholera, Rev. J. Robertson, Missionary from the London Missionary Society, aged about 33 years.

16. ` At Gyah, of Cholera, D. C. McLeod, Esq. Officiating Magistrate at that station, aged 25 years.

Mrs. L. Gregory, aged 28 years. 18. At Burdwan, Frances Alexander, the infant son of the Hon. R. Forbes, aged 10 months.

19. Mr. J. M. Henry, second son of Mr. J. Henry, of the Marine Board, aged 20 years, 6 months, aud 20 days.

The infant daughter of J. Lowe, Esq. 21. Catherine Jane, the infant daughter of Mr. Henry Smith, aged 6 months and 21 days.

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Shipping Intelligence.

ARRIVALS.
May.
28. Calcntta, (Swedish) P. A. Boman, from Stockholm 29th December.

Harrison, (F.) Bernard, from Marseilles 23rd December.
Passengers per Harrison-B. J. de St. Agnes; B. de Gusa ; A. da Maria.
Margaret, W. Johns, from London 12th January.
Passenger per Margaret --Mr. J. R. Lee.

Welcome, (Brig,) C. Castle, from Greenock 29th December. JUNE. 3. Falcon, (Bark,) D. Ovenstone, from China 11th April and Singapore 11th May.

Passengers Mrs. Stocker; Capt. Garstio, Engineers ; Mr. James Ogilvie. 4. Abgarris, (Bark,) T. S. Rodgers, from Bombay 6th, Cannanore 9th, Tellicherry 12th, and Masulipatam 29th May.

Passenger – Mr. T. Tapley, country service. 7. Lady Munro, (Bark,) J. Aiken, from Madras 19th, Ennore 24th, Masalipatam 28th, Coringa 30th May, and 'Vizagapatam 3rd June.

THE

CALCUTTA CHRISTIAN OBSERVER.

August, 1833.

I.-Illustrations of the general principle that all things, not

devoted to God's interests, are by Him regarded as worthless, and will, as such, be utterly destroyed.

God, in his threatenings against Jerusalem by the mouth of the prophet Jeremiah, made use of these words : Take away her battlements ; for they are not the Lord's." Chap. v. 10.

In strictness, every thing which God has made is his. The works of his hands are his, in respect of rightful property. They are his, also, in that they are under his control. He is not only Creator, but Lord. His are the silver and the gold, and the cattle upon a thousand hills. The earth and the fulness thereof are his. The sea is his, and he made it. “ Kingdoms and thrones to God belong ;" for he raises or pulls down their monarchs at his will.

Life is his, and death at his disposal. The winds and lightnings, tempests and the pestilence are his, for they come and go at his bidding. Wicked men are his, for he restrains them by his power, and holds them responsible to his judgment; and the dark things of hell are under his almighty control.

But in another sense, some things within the limits of God's creation, are not his. Among those intelligent beings which he has made for his own use and service, there has come to be a broad division. While the one class of these rational beings are glorifying their Maker, and performing the services for which they were created, with a pure and elevated devotion,—the other class have withdrawn themselves from the service of their Lord; and have not only withdrawn themselves, but have taken away the good things also of his creating, and are using them for the gratification of their own selfish desires. These rebellious and ungrateful children God refuses any longer to acknowledge as his. “They are not mine.” Thus does he every where speak of them in his word: “Ye are not my people;” “ Ye are not of God;"—but of the saints, “ They shall be mine, saith the Lord, in that day when I make up my jewels.”

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THE

CALCUTTA CHRISTIAN OBSERVER.

August, 1833.

I.-Illustrations of the general principle that all things, not

devoted to God's interests, are by Him regarded as worthless, and will, as such, be utterly destroyed.

God, in his threatenings against Jerusalem by the mouth of the prophet Jeremiah, made use of these words:

Take away her battlements ; for they are not the Lord's.” Chap. v. 10.

In strictness, every thing which God has made is his. The works of his hands are his, in respect of rightful property. They are his, also, in that they are under his control. He is not only Creator, but Lord. His are the silver and the gold, and the cattle upon a thousand hills. The earth and the fulness thereof are his. The sea is his, and he made it. “Kingdoms and thrones to God belong ;" for he raises or pulls down their monarchs at his will. Life is his, and death at his disposal. The winds and lightnings, tempests and the pestilence are his, for they come and go at his bidding. Wicked men are his, for he restrains them by his power, and holds them responsible to his judgment; and the dark things of hell are under his almighty control.

But in another sense, some things within the limits of God's creation, are not his. Among those intelligent beings which he has made for his own use and service, there has come to be a broad division. While the one class of these rational beings are glorifying their Maker, and performing the services for which they were created, with a pure and elevated devotion,—the other class have withdrawn themselves from the service of their Lord; and have not only withdrawn themselves, but have taken away the good things also of his creating, and are using them for the gratification of their own selfish desires. These rebellious and ungrateful children God refuses any longer to acknowledge as his. “They are not mine.” Thus does he every where speak of them in his word: “Ye are not my people;” “ Ye are not of God;"—but of the saints, They shall be mine, saith the Lord, in that day when I make up my jewels."

As the Lord refuses to own for his, those intelligent agencies who oppose themselves to his interests, so also those portions of the material world which his enemies have appropriated to themselves, and which are used in opposition to the interests of his kingdom, he speaks of as being not his. Every created thing which is not used in such a way as to glorify him, God disowns. In this sense he says of the battlements of wicked Jerusalem, They are not the Lord's ; take them away. These words of the prophet, therefore, appear to contain this general sentiment: that every thing, within God's dominions, which is not devoted to his interests, he regards as useless, and will destroy.

It will be my object in the following remarks, to inquire, in the first place, why God has adopted, as a rule of his dealings with creatures, the principle, that every thing not devoted to his service is useless and fit only for destruction; in the second place, to notice some of the operations of this principle.

The first reason I offer why God requires supreme devotion to his interests, and punishes with destruction the want of it, is, that such a consecration to him, of all created beings and things, is due. Whenever God makes a requirement, it is because he has a claim. If he demands our services, it is because he has a right to them. And what stronger claim, what higher right need be sought for any where, than that which he who creates has to the thing created ? If there is within the whole sphere of being a valid title to property, a title absolute and perfect, it is that which the Creator has to the creature. For what, then, did God create us ? For what but that we might honor and serve him? Why did he build these immortal spirits, but that they might love him and thank him, so long as their existence, in this world and the next, continues? Why give us these bodies, framed with such wondrous art, and so admirably adapted to enjoyment, but that they might become temples for the indwelling of his Spirit ? Why does he place men in this goodly world, and cause his sun to shine upon them, and his rain to refresh their meadows ? --why crown their valleys with the harvest and their mountains with flocks, but that they may hold themselves and all their possessions devoted to his will? The Lord hath made all things for himself, says the inspired volume. Ah, what awfully daring spirits those are, who take the things which God has made for his service, and devote them to some other use ! Yet this is what all sinners do. They have stolen God's bounties, and are turning them into weapons of opposition to his government. What right has the sinner to live upon this world, of God's own building, if he will not use it for his glory?

A second reason which I offer, why God requires, under the highest penalties, the entire devotion of all his creatures to his interests, is, that his interests coincide with the interests of the whole,

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